A Handsome Triangle by Jane Sowerby

A Handsome Triangle

November 2006
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
5.0 mm (H)
950 yards (869 m)
Triangle: 82" x 43"
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Errata available: knittinguniverse.com

Original lace pattern by Mrs. Jane Gaugain.

Pattern Description from Victorian Lace Today: “’At the request of many ladies, who were doubtful of succeeding in forming a shawl from the cushion receipt in the accompaniment to the Second Volume of my work, I have been induced again to present that beautiful specimen of knitting, extended for the above purpose. It can be worked in all white; or white centre and coloured shaded border; say twelve shades of gold colour, commencing at the lightest….To a person of taste, there is great scope for variety….The beauty of this is the simplicity - alternating stripes of graduated colour and white - seven shades of pink embroidery wool….’ Jane Gaugain”

Difficulty: Intermediate Lace

Measurements: 82” x 43”

Yarn Weight/Yardage: #3 Light Weight / 950 yds

Yarn & Colorway: Shown in book in hand-dyed silk. Alternate yarns: COLINETTE Tao, FIESTA La Luz, SKACEL seta Bella


  • 5mm/US 8 circular needles, or size to obtain gauge, 72cm (29”) or longer
  • 5mm/H crochet hook


  • Stitch markers

Note: Place markers at beginning and end of pattern.

Pages: 32-33